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ALPINE UNION THE DESTINATION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF EAST COUNTY!

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JMMS ENGINEERING DESIGN CLASS DOMINATES AT COMPETITION

Joan Macqueen Middle School's Engineering Design class dominated at the San Diego Air and Space Museum "Fly Your Ride" Competition on April 28th! JMMS had 14 teams compete. Out of 105 teams from San Diego County, JMMS took FIRST PLACE!! We had 5 in the top 10 and 3 teams tied for 4th place. All of our students did exceptionally well!! Congrats to our JMMS Engineering students and Mrs. Tompkins!!! A huge thanks to Mr. Loarie and the Alpine Education Foundation for their support and guidance!

AES' ORGANIC GARDEN / BARONS FARMER'S MARKET OPENS

The AES Organic Garden Project, in partnership with Barons Market, successfully opened their garden during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 27th. Student were provided Farmers Bucks provided by Barons to purchase produce including tangerines, corn, broccoli, tomatoes, kiwi and more.


Students will care for the garden, eventually eat the fruits and vegetables they grow, and learn about organic gardening and healthy food choices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMpzNudOLxc

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK - MAY 7-11

AUSD Staff Appreciation week is May 7th through 11th this year. Please take a moment to celebrate a staff member and let them know they are appreciated.

BOES WESTERN DAYS

BOES will be hosting its annual Western Day Carnival on Friday, May 18th from 4:00-7:00pm. Everyone is invited to this fun evening filled with games, prizes, food, and entertainment.

AES OPEN HOUSE, ART SHOW AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

AES will be hosting it's Open House, Art Show and Ice Cream Social on May 31st from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. While you are there, stop and take a look at the new garden. It is spectacular!


SCHEDULE

5:00-8:00 Visit the Art Show & Book Fair

5:30-6:00 Ice Cream Social to benefit AES Art Program

5:45-6:00 PTSA Annual Association Meeting

6:00-7:00 Classrooms are Open!

JMMS MUSICAL - MAY 24-25

Come and show your support as Joan MacQueen students show off their talents in Seussical Jr. "Oh, the thinks you can think".


Where: JMMS AUDITORIUM


When: Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25....curtain at 7pm


Refreshments will be available for purchase pre-show and during intermission. Most treats available for a $1 donation.

ALPINE EDUCATION FOUNDATION GALA RAISES $20,000

More than 150 guests turned-out for a formal attired evening of good food and fun-filled live and silent auctions. The Alpine Education Foundation (AEF) raised $20,000 to support our schools and District. A HUGE thank you goes out to AEF for their support and continued focus on enhancing programs for our students.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgcwPstwl9E

MARY HOFFMAN, BOES, AUSD TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Mary Hoffman, BOES, for being selected as the AUSD Teacher of the Year. Mary is student-centered, dedicated and passionate about meeting the needs of every student. She is an extraordinary educator who is fueled by her love for teaching. We are so proud to have Mary representing AUSD in September as part of the San Diego Salute to Teachers event. Way to go Mary!


We congratulate all of our teachers for their dedication, hard work, and commitment to helping our students reach their goals and dreams. Congratulations to our school site Teacher of the Year winners.


Gayle Malone - AES

Don Caddle - SHES

Raul Velazques - CELC

Jennifer Fourman - JMMS

Mary Hoffman - BOES and District Teacher of the Year

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MIKE DURAN, JMMS, AUSD CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

The AUSD Classified Employee of the Year is Mike Duran, JMMS Custodian. Mike has been a part of AUSD for 25 years. He is deeply appreciated for keeping JMMS clean and safe. He is a huge part of the JMMS team and is always looking for ways to improve our campus. Way to go Mike! We are very proud of Mike!


All of our classified employees of the year were celebrated at the April 19th Board meeting, along with their families and friends. We congratulate all of our Classified Employees of the Year and thank them for their hard work and dedication.


Maryhelen McLean - BOES

Pedro Martinez - AES

David Coombs - SHES

Yurisan Earley- CELC

Mike Duran - JMMS and District Classified Employee of the Year

AUSD EVERYDAY HEROES RECOGNITION

Our Everyday Heroes Award Winners are staff who are recognized for their excellence in work performance, leadership, and commitment to our school district, community and students. Our award winners were recognized at the April 19th Board meeting. A HUGE thanks to our award winners for their dedication and commitment to students. Congratulations!


Leslie Perricone, AES

Laura Garbani, JMMS

Jane Firth, JMMS

AUSD PROMOTIONS AND GRADUATION DATES

Below are the dates for our school site's promotions and graduations in June. Be sure to save the date and let your family know.


AES 5th Gr Promotion - June 20, 9:00 am @ Viejas Outlet

BOES 5th Gr Promotion - June 19, 9:00 am @ Viejas Outlet

CELC Kindergarten Promotions - June 11, 12, 13, 15, 9:30 am @ CELC Multipurpose Room

JMMS 8th Gr Graduation - June 21, 8 or 8:30 am @ JMMS Gym

MVLA 8th Gr Graduation - June 8, 9:00 am @ CELC Multipurpose Room

SHES 5th Gr Promotion - June 20, 9:15 am @ SHES Auditorium

LCAP PARENT SURVEY

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) requires Districts to gather input from students, teachers, parents, and community members to determine the goals, actions, and budget priorities for the District. The information we gather in this survey will be used to help build our vision for the future and to develop our LCAP plan. Please take a few moments to give your input. Click here to access the survey.

SUMMER READY BREAK CAMPS

The Alpine Education Foundation in conjunction with the District will be offering summer Ready Break Camps hosted by some of our amazing teachers and staff. The camps that will be offered include art, coding and robotics, physical education and sports, cooking and nutrition, and “Living Classroom” in Wright’s Field. Registration, camp dates, campus locations and costs are available online at https://aef4kids.org/ready-break-summer-camps-2018. Any questions can be directed to readybreak@aef4kids.net.

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2018-19 STUDENT INFORMATION UPDATE

Please take a moment to update the emergency information and sign the documents needed for your child's next year's registration. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. You may access the following link, Online Registration, or the Online Registration portal located on our website.

CAASPP TESTING STARTS SOON

This is a reminder that state testing will begin soon! All 3rd - 8th graders will be participating in the state standardized tests. Testing will begin in early May. Here are some tips that will help your student have a successful testing experience:


  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Drink lots of water
  • Be on time
  • Get a good night’s sleep


The state has placed the practice tests online and have made them open to the public. It is a great idea to walk through the practice test with your child. Click here to access the practice test. Thanks for your continued support.

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KEY DATES AND HAPPENINGS AT OUR SCHOOLS!

5/3 - BOES PTA Mtg

5/3 - CELC Brown/Velazquez Field Trip to Wrights Field

5/3 - BOES 5th Gr Performance - Vacation to Mars

5/3 - JMMS Cross Country Practice

5/3 - SHES PTA Mother, Son Dance

5/4 - CELC Warden/Johnson Three Pigs

5/4 - BOES We Come From Everywhere Performance

5/4 - BOES Paint Your Art Out

5/7 to 5/11- Staff Appreciation Week

5/7 - College Spirit Day

5/8 - AES PTSA Mtg

5/8 - SHES/CELC School Site Council Mtg

5/8 - JMMS Cross Country Practice

5/8 - SHES School Site Council Mtg

5/9 - CELC Johnson, Irick and Warden Field Trip to Dairy Farm

5/9 - SHES Mad Science

5/10 - JMMS Cross Country Practice

5/10 - AUSD Board Mtg

5/11 - JMMS Dress for the Future Day

5/11 - CELC Mother’s Day Performance

5/12 - Warden/Johnson Three Pig Performance

5/14 - College Spirit Day

5/14 - Superintendent Parent Advisory Committee Mtg

5/14 - PTSA Dine Out Day at the Greek Village Grill

5/15 - JMMS DPAC Mtg

5/16 - SHES Mad Science

5/19 - JMMS Optional Field Trip to Disneyland Youth Programs

5/21 - College Spirit Day

5/21 - Athletic Council Mtg

5/22 - JMMS Track Meet at GHHS

5/23 - SHES Mad Science

5/24 and 5/25 - SHES Field Trip to Ruben H. Fleet Center

5/24 - JMMS Workability Field Trip

5/24 - JMMS Cross Country Practice

5/24 and 5/25 - JMMS Spring Musical

5/25 - JMMS USA/Patriotic Dress Up Day

5/28 - Memorial Day all schools and District will be closed

5/29 - JMMS Cross Country Practice

5/30 - JMMS Track Meet at SCHS

5/30 - SHES Mad Science Day

5/31 - JMMS Cross Country Practice

5/31 - JMMS 5th Grade Cross Country Meet

5/31 - AES Open House and Art Show